Bethany believes faith is a lifelong learning experience. Sharing our faith journey with others helps us to grow deeper in our own faith. Children and youth join us in worship for our Children’s message which takes place during our morning worship service.
Committed to “Safe Church” best practices, Bethany’s people are committed to providing a “safe space” where tweens and teens feel at home: a place where they are protected from judgement and simply loved as we are taught God loves them. Our middle-school and high school youth are an integral part of our faith community, learning and serving in a variety of ways, and through occasional activities.
Bethany also offers a year-long Confirmation Class for Senior High youth.
Adult Growth Opportunities
The Bethany congregation includes a wide range of people from various backgrounds, people who love to study the Bible, read fiction and non-fiction, discuss and debate, reflect and pray.
Our Pastor, program and support staff are here to empower and equip the “saints” for the work of the ministry. They are here to support and uphold the vision we create together as God’s people seeking to respond to the fresh winds of the Spirit among us. Call on them.
All pastors serving Bethany are vetted and authorized for ministry through the United Church of Christ (UCC), meeting the personal, educational, and professional standards for ordination required by the denomination. They must pass extensive criminal background checks and maintain state-of-the-art training for personal and professional boundaries. In the practice of their ministry, they are accountable at all times to the standards of the UCC’s Manual on Ministry (https://www.ucc.org/ministers_manual).